Political Science

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    Department of Political Science

  • President Harrison and CSUN DC Interns, 2013
  • A Conversation with Gov. Michael Dukakis and Gov. Linda Lingle

Model United Nations


Model United Nations

CSUN’s Model United Nations program offers a challenging and enriching experience for students. The skill sets learned in the class transcend disciplinary boundaries and develop talents that students will use long after they graduate. Through the program, students acquire impressive research, writing, debate, speech, collaboration, professional, and diplomatic skills. They also learn to be leaders and to think critically. The course is extremely rigorous and requires a significant commitment from the participants. Students are expected to participate in mock UN conferences which are held in various locations around the United States. At these conferences, students are assigned specific countries to represent and work in committees with students from all over the world to write resolutions that address pressing global issues. The conferences are highly competitive and awards are given to delegations of students based on how well they write research papers, discuss proposals, and deliver speeches. CSUN frequently wins awards at these conferences, often placing first as a team and as individual delegates. Students learn from their experience in Model UN the importance of discipline, teamwork, and follow-through, which will help them become leaders in their community and beyond. They also become part of the large network of past Model UN students which can be a critical linkage resource for graduate studies and careers. The program provides a life-changing intellectual and social experience for CSUN students who form lasting connections within the global academic community. 

For more information about the program, please contact the faculty advisor Dr. Jennifer De Maio at jdemaio@csun.edu. If you would like to support the program by volunteering time or donating to fund student activities, please contact the department chair Lawrence Becker at .



 MUN DC Fall 2016


Members of California State University, Northridge's Model United Nations Team celebrate their "Outstanding Delegation Award" in Washington D.C.


National Model United Nations Website